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Yearling @ Tattersalls

Yearlings come in the limelight at Goffs' Orby and Tattersalls' October sales

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Goffs and Tatts release premier sale catalogues

BLOODSTOCK agents and potential racehorse buyers have a cornucopia of pedigrees to trawl through after both Goffs and Tattersalls published the catalogues for their premier yearling sales today.

Goffs has catalogued 666 yearlings - exactly the same number as last year - for its Orby Sale, which takes place from September 28 to 30.

Part one of the sale, which takes place on the first two days, features 430 horses, while part two on the third day's trading has 236.

The sale features the first foals out of Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Miss Beatrix (a Galleo filly), Sweet Solera Stakes winner English Ballet (an Invincible Spirit filly), Queen Mary Stakes winner Gilded (a Lawman filly), as well as siblings to 118 stakes winners, 60 at Group level.

Among the regal pedigrees that leap off the page are Croom House Stud's Dr Fong half-brother to Zoffany; Kilcarn Stud's Dubawi filly outof Spirit Of Tara; and Cahermorris Stables' Invincible Spirit colt out of Saoire, and so a half-brother to last year's Orby sale-topper.

The Orby catalogue is available to view at goffs.com, and a printed preview will be available from Goffs representatives at Deauville this week.

Tattersalls has catalogued 689 lots for Book 1 of its October yearling sale, which takes place from October 5 to 7.

Book 1 boasts siblings to 297 stakes winners including 44 Classic and Group 1 winners - among them current star performers Canford Cliffs (a Holy Roman Emperor colt), Harbinger (a Zamindar colt) and Lope De Vega (a Monsun colt).

Also catalogued is a Green Desert three-parts sister to last year's 700,000gns Book 1 sale-topper, the Oasis Dream colt Rudolf Valentino.

All lots are eligible for the eight-race £1,750,000 Tattersalls Millions series.

Book 1 is available to view online at tattersalls.com.

>>Goffs has also announced that it will sponsor the Flying Five sprint at the Curragh on August 29.

 

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882